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Phonic Phase 3 Resources

Books for Phases 3/4

The books in the following series provide reading practice for children secure in the phonic knowledge of Phonic Phase 2 and ready to proceeed to the next phases.

The books in the A Series 5-10  and the B Series 5-10  introduce the letters 'y, k, ck, j, v, w, z', the 'tricky' words 'I, the, oh, no, me, my, into, very' and the vowel digraphs 'ee, oo' in the words 'see, look'

The letter 'y' first appears in the name Jelly, in book A5, and the words 'happy, puppy, Lotty', in book A7. Then it appears as a 'tricky' word in 'my' in the phrase 'with my dad' in A10. 

The 'ck' combination is introduced in the words 'duck, black, trick' in books 8A and 8B.

The stories are written in the present tense and they are between 45 and 70 words in length.

The books in the  A Series 11-16  introduces the 'tricky' words 'to, go, we, you, are, said, play, away, for, down' and the  B Series 11-16  introduces the 'tricky' words 'to, go, have, little'. 

The GPCs 'ay, ou, ow, or' are used specifically in the 'tricky' words 'play, away, out, down, for' and no other words.

The consonant digraph 'ng' is used in many words in book 16B and the 'nk' spelling is used in book 13A in the word 'pink'.

The books are between 70 and 90 words in length.

The books in Tom and Bella Series 2 use the letters 'k, j, y, x, z', the consonant digraphs 'ck, th, ng, sh, ch' and the vowel digraphs  'ai , ee, oo'  within their vocabulary. There are no new 'tricky' words.

The series is written in the present tense. The stories are 55-70 words in length.

The books in the My First Animals Series introduce the words 'lion, tiger, hippo, giraffe, baby' where the single letters 'i, o, g, a' are pronounced differently than in the words  'tin, hot, get, hat'. This is to help children realise that single letters can have more than one pronunciation. 

The series uses the 'tricky' words 'I, me, my, with, are, have, we, go, to, very, out, little'.

The books are wriiten in the present tense and they are approximately 40 words in length

The books in Vowel Graphemes Set 1 introduce one new vowel grapheme per book. The GPCS are 'ee, ai, oo (cool), oa, er, ar, or, oo (good)'.

The books in Vowel Graphemes Set 2 also introduce one new vowel grapheme per book. The GPCs are 'ow (owl), ur, oi, igh, air, ear, ay, ea'.

The books in the A Digraphs Series 17-24 are written in the present tense. The consonant GPCs 'sh, ch, th' and the vowel GPCs 'ee, ay, oo, or, ow, ou, er, ai' are reinforced in words in the vocabulary. The new 'tricky' words are 'he, she, they, come, goes, all, her, does, who, by, move'.

The books are between 70 and 100 words in length.

The books in the B Digraphs Series 17-24, are also written in the present tense. The books reinforce the GPCs 'sh, ch, th, ee, ay, ai, er, ow, ou, oo' in words in the vocabulary. The new 'tricky' words are 'going, two, every'

The books are between 70 and 90 words in length.

The books in Tom and Bella Series 3 are also written in the present tense and use dialogue.  

They reinforce the GPCs 'ay, ow, ee, er, oo, or, ea, ou' and the 'tricky' words 'he, she, they, her, all, come, be, out, have, very, water'

The books are approximately 80 words in length.

The Rhyming CVC Series contains many CVC and CCVC rhyming words. Most of the high-frequency words children have learnt up to this point are also included in the vocabulary. Book 5 is written in the past tense and uses the 'tricky' word 'was'.

This series provides good revision and consolidation for CVC, CCVC and high-frequency 'tricky' words.

Each story is approximately 100 words in length.

Writing Activities

WA05: Writing Activities for books A5-10 and B5-10. This 48-paged photocopiable book has activities for words containing the letters 'j, k, v, w, y, z, ck', the high-frequency words 'I, me, my, oh, no, the' and the verbs 'see' and 'look' in sentences. 

WA06: Writing Activities for books A11-16 and B11-16. This 48-paged photocopiable book provides reading, writing and comprehension exercises for books 11-16 in the A Series and the B Series.

WA15: Writing Activities for Tom and Bella Series 2. This photocopiable 36-paged book provides reading, writing and comprehension activities for the books in Tom and Bella Series 2. 

WA20: Writing Activities for the My First Animals Series. This photocopiable 32-paged book provides writing and colouring activities for the My First Animals Series.

WA07A: Writing Activities for books A17-24. This photocopiable 36-paged book provides reading, writing and comprehension activities for the books in the A Digraphs Series. 

WA07B: Writing Activities for books B17-24: This photocopiable 36-paged book provides reading, writing and comprehension activities for the books in the B Digraphs Series.

WA16: Writing Activities for Tom and Bella Series 3: This photocopiable 36-paged book provides reading, writing and comprehension activities for the books in Tom and Bella Series 3.

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See/Look

The letter 'y'.

The letter 'y' is most commonly used at the end of words such as  'mummy, daddy, sorry, happy, dizzy, penny, funny, puppy, jelly, fizzy, silly'. This role is introduced early in the Jelly and Bean books. It first appears in book A5 in the name Jelly.

The 'Shy i Toughy y Rule' can be used to introduce this use. The rule states that 'i' is a shy little letter who does not like to be exposed at the end of a word, so big, tough 'y' helps him out and takes his place.

The second role of 'y' is that seen in the word 'my'. This is a high-frequency word which children need to learn early.  It is introduced in the Jelly and Bean books in A10, Kevin. This role of 'y'  is also the sound at the end of the words 'sky, try, by, fly, cry, why, spy'.

The third role of 'y' is that of a consonant at the beginning of words such as  'yes, you, yacht, yoghurt'. It first appears in book A15, Go Away, in the word 'you', and in book A16 in the word 'yes'.

The fourth role of 'y' is in words like 'gym' and 'crystal' where it is pronounced /i/. 

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